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making news in america this morning, the democratic national convention opens with protests and disruptions on the floor and first lady michelle obama. >> the issues a president faces are not black and white and it cannot be boiled down to 140 characters. >> plus, bernie sanders gets a three-minute standing ovation to welcome him before even starting his speech and praised hillary clinton trying to unify the party after the e-mail controversy that ousted the dnc chair. live in philadelphia. new details about that e-mail controversy and who is responsible for the hack. all sides now pointing this morning toward russia and vladimir putin possibly meddling in the u.s. election. a new report from our brian ross. the raging wildfire is still burning outside of los angeles. thousands of homes have been evacuated. plus, the scorching heat
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breaking records in several states. going viral. the heartwarming moment a baby hears his mom for the first time. good tuesday morning. we begin with the democrats hoping for a smoother day two after pretty chaotic start to their convention in philadelphia. >> yeah, quite a roller coaster ride. first lady michelle obama did help to calm angry bernie sanders delegates delivering what was an impassioned defense of hillary clinton while blasting donald trump and sanders capped the night by laying out his progressive agenda and offering his most vigorous praise yet of the secretary. >> some were overcome by emotion still coming to grips that he won't be their nominee. abc's lauren lyster has the latest live from philadelphia. good morning, lauren. >> reporter: good morning, diane and kendis. united together was the theme but at times the crowds
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revealing it is torn. some still feeling the bern. one able to bring that together while indirectly taking on donald trump. one first lady making the case for another, uniting the arena in a standing ovation on a convention day one that was off to a fractured start. bernie sanders supporters cheering for three minutes before he could speak. >> our revolution continues. >> reporter: his followers not all falling in line with his final message. >> hillary clinton will make an outstanding president and i am proud to stand with her tonight. while donald trump is busy insulting one group after another, hillary clinton understands that our diversity is one of our greatest
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strengths. >> reporter: this coming as leaked dnc e-mails revealed apparent attempts to undermine sanders' primary campaign forcing the party chair to resign and early pro-bernie anger spilling out on to the streets of philadelphia. senator warren trying to rally the troops around hillary clinton. >> when we turn on each other, we can't unite to fight back against a rigged system. >> reporter: in the end it was michelle obama hailed for uniting the crowd in a speech taking on donald trump without mentioning his name while talking up clinton. >> someone who understands that the issues a president faces are not black and white and cannot be boiled down to 140 characters. >> reporter: getting emotional about her time in the white house. >> i wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves. and i watch my daughters, two
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beautiful intelligent black young women playing with their dogs on the white house lawn. >> reporter: emotional moment and michelle obama referencing those 140 characters, well, overnight donald trump launching into a twitter tirade taking on sanders and warren and clinton and today day two of the convention we'll hear from a former president who can say i'm with her quite literally, bill clinton. kendis and diane. >> lauren, there was another moment last night that had a lot of people talking, comedian sarah silverman seemed to have some tough love for her fellow sanders supporters. >> can i just say to the bernie or bust people, you're being ridiculous. >> what led up to that moment and how was it received in the arena? >> reporter: well, sarah silverman a comedian backed sanders during the primaries over clinton. now she was saying this in her speech when she was calling for unity saying part of the movement that the sanders
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campaign inspired is now making sure that clinton gets elected. you know, this came at a portion of the convention yesterday where any mention of hillary clinton or many mentions of hillary clinton were drawing boos, so that was the context that she was kind of telling sanders supporters to get in line now that we're heading into a general election. >> yeah, clinton's name booed even during the opening prayer. so you understood that would have been a dangerous word but it was quite a funny moment there. >> all right, abc's lauren lyster, lauren, thank you so much. we love checking in with you and appreciate the update. after bernie sanders' speech a spat between sanders and donald trump received over 100,000 retweets. >> trump said bernie sanders totally sold out to clinton and bernie said never tweet. president obama also took to twitter, of course, praising the first lady's speech saying incredible speech by an incredible woman.
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couldn't be more proud and our country has been blessed to have her as flotus. i love you, michelle. >> the fbi is now investigating and authorities in the u.s. say russian hackers are the ones responsible. abc's chief investigative correspondent brian ross has the latest. >> reporter: u.s. law enforcement officials tell abc news it was almost certainly the russians who lacked into the democratic party computers. the hackers malware bug operated inside their computers for at least a year undetected. >> i'm very confident that the malware that we looked at were russian actors. >> investigators dissected the hacker's computer code and found clear evidence pointing to russia including the use of a russian alphabet keyboard. >> the time zones that it was compiled in, the language that the keyboards were set to. this absolutely was not an amateur operation. ♪ >> reporter: and the timing as democrats arrived in philadelphia was clearly no accident either.
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brian ross, abc news, philadelphia. >> and donald trump has been using the e-mail controversy to criticize hillary clinton. at a rally in virginia yesterday trump accused clinton of being disloyal to outgoing democratic national chair debbie wasserman schultz. >> well trump claimed clinton threw wasserman under the bus after getting her help during the primaries. >> she worked very, very hard to rig the system. little did she know that china, russia, one of our many, many friends, came in and hacked the hell out of us. can you imagine? can you imagine what they're hacking? >> that said last night in north carolina trump dismissed suggestions that russia may be trying to influence the election in his favor. he said that's because of his relatively friendly approach to russian president vladimir putin. and a new election forecast puts donald trump ahead of hillary clinton in the general election. >> according to the website
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fivethirtyeight. if it were held today trump would beat hillary clinton with 53.8% of the votes. you can count on the abc news political team to cover all the big moments and catch our special report at 10:00 p.m. when bill clinton speaks about his wife. >> the other big story, the record heat and raging wildfires in california. this morning most of the 20,000 evacua evacuees are returning to their home, the sand fire only 10% contained and destroyed more than 35,000 acres and 18,000 homes. one longtime resident says this is the worst fire he's ever seen. meanwhile, in the eastern u.s., there's an enduring heat wave with record temperatures. all three washington airports recorded 100 degrees and in philadelphia protesters outside the democratic convention experienced a heat index of 107. temperatures in the east are expected to stay quite high
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through thursday although there will be some relief heading into the weekend but then temperatures may soar in the pacific northwest. well, still ahead, celebrities get personal at the convention in philadelphia. and developing overnight a stabbing rampage is being called japan's worst mass killing in decades. we have the details coming in. plus, a boat brawl. two people throwing fists on the water putting other boaters in danger.
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police in japan are apologizing for not acting on warning signs ahead of a deadly attack on a home for the handicapped and say a man who used to work at the facility
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entered through a broken window and started stabbing people. at least 19 people were killed making it one of japan's worst mass killings since world war ii. the suspect turned himself in two hours later. there were reports he was upset about being fired in february. months before that he had sent his attack plan in a letter to japanese lawmakers. to louisiana now where one of the baton rouge police officers gunned down earlier this month has been laid to rest. montrell jackson was remembered as a family man and devoted officer who took pride in his job. his tearful wife told those who gathered that the city must come together to overcome hate so no one else will have to experience the pain that she is feeling. gas prices are at their lowest levels since april. national average of $2.16 a gallon, more than a third of the gas stations in the u.s. are write now below $2 and the national average will be down there by the election, experts say. history made overnight.
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the sole loor impulsion completed its historic around the world flight. it landed in abu dhabi where there were celebrations. it's the first time an aircraft powered by the sun has flown around the globe and got started when the wright brothers finished landing. it only took a couple years. >> it's not the peacest. but we're still rooting for them. when we come back it was a scary sight for anyone who drives. look at this. a pole goes right through a windshield. lands just inches away from a child inside. going viral, the must see moment a little boy hearing his mother's first voice for the first time. ...what we're building together... ...and could this happen again? i was given warfarin in the hospital, but wondered, was this the best treatment for me? i spoke to my doctor and she told me about eliquis. eliquis treats dvt and pe blood clots and reduces the risk of them happening again.
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booing from bernie sanders delegates. >> sanders did wrap up the night with a ringing endorsement of hillary clinton urging his supporters to fall in line. many speakers took turns slamming donald trump including minnesota senator and former comedian al franken. >> the pride of trump university, of course, is its library located on a shelf in a closet on the third floor of trump tower. all of mr. trump's best-sellers are available for sale at a special rate for students which is 10% higher than the retail price. clearly donald trump's be president and if you believe that, i've got some delicious trump steaks to sell you.
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>> all right. and then there was this moment, first lady michelle obama revving up the crowd with a powerful speech and took several swipes at donald trump saying, quoting here, don't let anyone ever tell you this country isn't great. over in ft. myers, florida, three people have been detained in connection with a series of shootings outside a nightclub. the club was hosting a pool party for teenagers when witnesses say at least two gunmen opened fire. two teens were killed. nearly 20 others injured. authorities still don't have a motive but they have said that the shootings were not an act of terrorism. and despite all the heat warnings for the past several days people are still leaving children in hot cars. four more kids have died since last friday for a total of nearly two dozen this year. that's about twice as many as there were at this point last year. studies find that more than half of these deaths occur because the driver forgot the child was in the car. some boaters are facing serious consequences after an ugly scene on the water. a couple of guys on board that
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small crowded boat came to blows last weekend. the witnesses who recorded the fight said those on the boat appeared to be intoxicated. you think? so they paid $3,000 cash for the damage that they caused to the rental boat. charges are still possible. a florida mom and her daughter are lucky to be alive after this happened. a pole went through their minivan. the pole ended up just inches away from the little girl sitting in her safety seat. she had only a tiny scratch on her head. >> and there's new fallout from the doping scandal involving russian olympic athletes. seven swimmers and thoroughers were banned from competing at the games by their sports governing bodies and more athletes are still expected to be banned before those games begin. up next in "the pulse," some star power. we'll go through the long list of celebrities at the dnc. >> let's call them a cash cow. a real-life one taking a stroll in a bank.
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♪ time to check "the pulse" starting with the star-studded opening of the democratic national convention. >> so let's start with singer demi lovato who made an impassioned plea for better access to health care for mental health. before belling out her hit song "confidence." she talked about her own struggle with mental illness. >> this is not about politics. it's simply the right thing to do. i'm doing my very small part by having the treatment center that saw me through my recovery on tour with me so that at least a small group of people even for a brief moment can have the same support that i received. it may not be a lot but we have to believe every small action counts. >> lovato said she is proof you can live a normal life and
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empowered life with mental illness and says hillary clinton will fight to make sure that those people get the care they need. actress eva longoria slammed donald trump saying she's a ninth generation american from south texas which used to be part of mexico reminding him that her family never crossed the border. the border crossed him. >> paul simon united the feuding hillary and bernie supporters with his "bridge over troubled waters." the crowd joining hands and singing along. >> now let's go to some heartwarming video of a baby who's hearing for the very first time. little jordan at 3 months old just after he's fitted with hearing aids then he hears his mother speak. look at his reaction. >> ah, so the laughter brought tears to the eyes of his loving mom and dad who had been so worried about his hearing loss they call him their little war your for everything he had overcome in his three short months alive.
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very cool moment there. so the masters golf tournament it isn't, but the american century championship is one of the top celebrity golf tournaments so players always seem to have a lot of fun. >> so we got kendis should have been in the running. alfonso ribeiro doing the carlton all together. he created the dance when he was on "fresh prince of bel-air." he taught it to his partners and kendis learned it way back in the day. i think you could have showed them. >> i'm sorry, alfonso. now to the cash cow. >> i'm out of breath. we should call it cash cow or cash bull in spain. this bull took part in the festival that should have been charges down the street but instead went straight into a bank. >> madness ensuing as some guys run into the bank to try to coax the bull out but apparently it was a bull market.
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>> ♪ >> good morning, everyone, i'm matt o'donnell. 4:27 on this wednesday july 26th and the dnc gave a rock starry stepping for the runner up. >> thank you. >> the night belonged to bernie sanders and the senator had a message for dedicated delegates who are still struggling with his primary loss. where there is a convention there are parties and we caught up with the delegates out on the town enjoying those late last calls. another hot and steamy one in the delaware and lehigh valleys as some of us clean up from the severe storms. the accuweather forecast road closures for the dnc and tamala edwards joins us live from the wells fargo center all next. >> ♪ ix of hollywood stars and political star, as well. we get more from christie alette
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to from our philadelphia station. >> boy s z ii men kicked off th convention. we spotted academy award winner susan sarandon with florida delegates supporting bernie sanders. >> i'm not going to talk. >> reporter: but had little to say after dominating headlines for hripping the dnc. >> i already talked and i already have everything taken out of context and thrown all over the place so i'm not going to do it again. >> reporter: abc's "how to get away with murder" star kendrick samson says it's his first convention. what do you think of this? >> it's different. different than anything i've ever experienced. j. bshg j.b.pritzker fires up it up. john lewis posed for pictures.
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>> thank you again. >> reporter: while new york mayor bill de blasio shook hands in the hall. how are you liking philadelphia? >> i've always loved philadelphia. where american history got it start and now we're at a convention where american history will be made again, with the first woman elected president of the united states. i love that circle of life. >> our thanks to christie aletto. we'll see how day two goes. >> by the way, you saw that clip of susan sarandon. she was smiling there but if you look online right now this there are plenty clips of her not looking too happy. >> big bernie fan. wasn't so happy with the day's events. >> that's what's making news in america. >> have a great tuesday.
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